Lost and Found in Israel: A Love Story

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Benjamin Winik and Samantha Sisisky in Tel Aviv


Just weeks into her Masa Israel Journey, Samantha Sisisky, 25, found herself lost in a new city in a new country. Little did she know she was about to find her future husband, Ben Winik, 24.



Three Countries, One Love

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Jessica Band and Jonathan Gerafi in northern Israel



Betar - Media


Program Description

This program is conducted in Russian.

Top 10 Internships in Israel

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No matter what industry you're interested in, Masa Israel has an internship for you. We recently revamped our internship listings, and finding the right opportunity has never been easier. Here are a few of our favorites, which are as exciting as they are impressive.



You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello

You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello

You Say Goodbye and I Say Hello

July 15, 2015

For the first time ever, Masa Israel Journey and its alumni communities across North America have coordinated efforts to hold a series of Shalom U’Lehitraot (Hello and Goodbye) Parties across the country this summer. Each community has taken it upon itself to bring together alumni, recent returnees and future Masa Israel Journey participants. 

As recent returnees say hello, they can expect a warm welcome into a local network of Jewish young adults, united by their shared Masa Israel experiences. Alumni will be happy to share their advice for successful transition back into life stateside. Additionally, Masa Israel’s alumni communities help connect alumni to local and national opportunities to strengthen their connections to Israel and to deepen their involvement in Jewish life.

While future participants say goodbye before heading to Israel, they will have the opportunity to answer all of their last minute questions and get the local scoop from Masa Israel alumni who lived it like a local before them.

Meanwhile, veteran Masa Israel alumni will reunite to catch up, reminisce about Israel and find out about the exciting local and national opportunities that the Masa Israel alumni community has in store for the coming year.


Be sure to RSVP for your local Shalom U’Lehitraot Party:
Boston – Sunday, July 19
Chicago – Sunday, July 19
Toronto – Sunday, July 19
Los Angeles – Thursday, July 30
New York Tri State Area – Thursday, July 30
Washington DC – Thursday, July 30
Twin Cities – Thursday, August 6
Miami – Sunday, August 16
Baltimore - TBD


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5 Amazing Tel Aviv Non-Profits to Intern At

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A non-profit internship in Tel Aviv is a great way to make a difference in the community while making your resume stand out. In Israel, you won't just be an admin - you'll have real responsbility and real results to impress potential employers.



Interning in Tel Aviv and the Many Adventures Along the Way

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By Tanya Loss, Destination Israel


If you had asked me years ago where I saw myself in the future, I would have never thought my answer would be Israel.



Masa Israel Alumni Descend On D.C.

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By Taylor King, Masa Israel Teaching Fellows in Netanya


It’s hard to find an organization that is so dedicated to the people it serves.


And, like several of my posts have done in the past, I must give credit for an organization that has given me more than I have ever deserved: Masa Israel Journey.



Top 5 Father’s Day Gifts to Bring Home from Israel

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As programs wind down and Masa Israel participants prepare to head home, here are a few ideas for last-minute Father’s Day gifts to pick up before heading to the airport:


1. A cheesy tourist t-shirt


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A Leap of Faith: How Masa Israel Teaching Fellows Changed My Life

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By Jennifer Blitz, Masa Israel Teaching Fellows in Petach Tikvah alumna


If it wasn’t for a doting mother looking for a pair of board shorts for her son, the extent of my Hebrew knowledge might still be “Shalom.” 


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